Zoom has launched a hardware subscription service in the US – Silicon RepublicSilicon Republic
Following the shift to remote working, Zoom quickly became one of the most well-known SaaS players in the tech industry. Now, the company is beginning to offer hardware subscriptions.
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10 juillet 2020 à 11h21
Mauvaise passe pour les concurrents de TikTok – Le Figaro – Eco
Zynn, qui a connu un succès éclair en rétribuant ses utilisateurs, n’est plus accessible sur Android. Autre concurrent, Likee peine à rattraper son retard...
15 juin 2020 à 18h11
How Roku aims to win over TV and digital advertisers in this year’s upfront – DigiDay
Roku will offer guarantees to ensure advertisers’ campaigns don’t overlap with linear and increase site visits and app installs.
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02 juin 2020 à 18h37
Eric Schmidt, ancien PDG de Google, a quitté l’entreprise en février – Journal du Geek
Après le départ des deux cofondateurs de Google fin 2019, on apprend que l'ancien PDG de la firme, ...
12 mai 2020 à 16h42
Apple TV+ drama ‘Defending Jacob’ reportedly setting records – Apple Insider
While Apple has not revealed any viewing figures for Apple TV+, industry sources say the new "Defending Jacob" drama is a hit with higher viewing figures, and audience engagement, than most shows on the service...
08 mai 2020 à 13h53
‘Solid irony here’: The cofounder of speaker firm Sonos called out Spotify billionaire Daniel Ek for criticizing Apple’s closed system – Silicon Alley
The cofounder of smart speaker firm Sonos called out Spotify CEO Daniel Ek for his remarks on Apple's closed ecosystem.
In a Wednesday interview with Bloomberg News, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek had said Apple has a long way to go before it's an "open and fair platform." Spotify is currently pursuing an antitrust complaint against Apple.
Shortly after Ek's remarks, Sonos cofounder John MacFarlane said it was "significantly more difficult to work within Spotify's 'closed' ecosystem than Apple's."
Sonos, which makes high-end speakers, is reliant on third-party partnerships with services like Spotify, and it's clear those haven't always gone smoothly.
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The cofounder of smart speaker firm Sonos has called out Spotify, after its billionaire CEO Daniel Ek spoke negatively about Apple's closed ecosystem.
In a Wednesday interview with Bloomberg News, Spotify's Ek had said Apple has a long way to go before it's an "open and fair platform." Spotify ...
07 mai 2020 à 13h37
Disney+ surpasses Hulu in paying subscribers as usage surges due to COVID-19 – 5to9mac
Disney reported its Q2 2020 earnings today, revealing a closer look at how the company has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The bright spot in this quarter? Streaming video services like Disney+.
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06 mai 2020 à 17h19
Airbnb se sépare d’un quart de ses salariés – Siècle Digital
Le secteur du tourisme est très largement impacté par le Covid-19. C’est aussi le cas d’Airbnb puisque comme le rapporte CNBC, c’est dans un courrier que le patron d’Airbnb, Brian Chesky, a appris à ses salariés la mise en place d’un plan massif de licenciements. Ce plan a pour conséquence qu’un quart des employés de ...
06 mai 2020 à 17h17
Apple TV+ faces coronavirus crunch as Disney+ moves theatrical releases – 5to9mac
Streaming video services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ are facing a ‘coronavirus crunch’ in their release plans. The lockdown means productions have been put on hold, leaving them with potential holes in their programming schedules further down the line.
Disney+ is reportedly using one of its key advantages in the market to fill those holes …
30 avril 2020 à 18h30
David Bowie Biopic ‘Stardust’ To Get Live ‘Online Red Carpet’ & Screening Following Tribeca Postponement – DeadLine
EXCLUSIVE: David Bowie biopic Stardust, which was due to debut at Tribeca next week, is instead to get a live ‘online red carpet’ and screening for buyers and press. London-based sales firm Film Constellation is making up for Tribeca’s postponement due to coronavirus with a digital launch through a bespoke online platform ...
09 avril 2020 à 17h43
The Quibi app was installed an estimated 300,000 times in its first day, a small fraction of Disney Plus’ launch-day downloads – Silicon Alley
The Quibi mobile app was installed by 300,000 users on its launch day on Monday, according to mobile analytics company Sensor Tower.
For comparison, Disney Plus was installed 4 million times on its launch day in November.
Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg said in June that the company would spend $470 million on its marketing campaign in its first year.
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Quibi, the mobile-only streaming service with TV episodes in 10 minutes or less, debuted on Monday, but didn't top the download charts.
The Quibi app was installed by 300,000 users in its first day across Apple and Android platforms in the US and Canada, according to mobile analytics company Sensor Tower.
For comparison, the Disney Plus mobile app was installed 4 million times in North America on its launch day in November, according to Sensor Tower data. Quibi's downloads are just 7.5% of that. Quibi is ahead of HBO Now's first-day installs, though. That app was installed 45,000 times...
07 avril 2020 à 16h26
YouTube profits from videos promoting unproven Covid-19 treatments – The Guardian – IT
New report finds company is running ads on videos pushing herbs and potentially unsafe over-the-counter treatments for virusCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYouTube is profiting from videos promoting unproven coronavirus treatments, a new report has found, as the company struggles to crack down on misinformation.The Google-owned tech company is running advertisements with videos pushing herbs, meditative music, and potentially unsafe over-the-counter supplements as cures for Covid-19, according to a report published on Friday by the Tech Transparency Project, a not-for-profit watchdog organization...
03 avril 2020 à 16h14
There’s no Huawei a virus can stop us! 90% of our staff in China are already back at work, says CEO – The Register
And ready to build the stuff that the rest of the world needs to stay online during the CoronaCrisis The vast majority of Huawei's employees are back to work following nationwide shutdowns implemented in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China.…
26 mars 2020 à 13h51
Ted Sarandos: Coronavirus Has Been ‘Massive Disruption’ for Netflix – The Wrap
Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos says that all of the streaming service’s “productions around the world are shut down” because of the coronavirus pandemic, which he calls “a massive disruption.”
“It’s unprecedented in history,” Sarandos told CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday.
Even as usage of their service has increased from millions of people worldwide staying home on lockdown, Netflix is still navigating the coronavirus crisis.
He noted that because Netflix plans “pretty far ahead” on developing new shows, the service’s release schedule is set for the next several months. He said that the challenge will come later in the year, as shows and films that were in production for release in late 2020 have been put on pause due to the ongoing pandemic...
23 mars 2020 à 14h22
California to drop fight against T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint – CNET – CNet
The $26.5 billion merger between the third and fourth largest US wireless companies will finally close...
12 mars 2020 à 17h39
NBCUniversal Has Sold Its $500 Million Stake In Snap, But Will Continue On As Content Partner – Tubefilter
NBCUniversal -- which comprises TV property NBC as well as film studio Universal Pictures -- is getting out of the Snapchat business.
As first spotted by The Hollywood Reporter, in a 10-K filing by parent company Comcast from Jan. 31, the media conglomerate sold its entire $500 million stake in Snapchat parent company Snap. NBCU first announced that it was investing half a billion dollars into Snap three years ago, as the company was going public, amid other investments by NBCU into digital properties BuzzFeed and Vox.
The Reporter reports that the sale likely serves to offset the reported $2 billion that Comcast is deploying to launch its own streaming service, Peacock, as well as the $39 billion it spent to acquire British media and telecom conglomerate Sky. Per the filming, Comcast recorded a $293 million gain on the sale of its Snap equity in fiscal 2019, but lost $263 million on the investment in 2018, when Snap’s stock price fell in the wake of its IPO....
11 mars 2020 à 15h54
Spotify fake stream site smashed by record industry injunction in Germany – Music Business Worldwide
"This should be seen as a signal to other manipulation services that we are prepared to take action against them.”
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04 mars 2020 à 18h36
Disney Cancels Disney+ European Launch Event Over Coronavirus Fears – DeadLine
Disney has been forced to scrap plans for a glitzy European press launch for Disney+ in London this week after the event became one of the latest industry gatherings to be hit by coronavirus fears. Disney was hosting the party at the Exhibition London event space on March 5 to “celebrate the European launch ...
03 mars 2020 à 18h28
$1 million per hour: Major music labels hit streaming milestone – TheNextWeb – Relevant Blogs
Streaming persists as a major money maker for music’s fat-cats. Not only did it account for 80% of the entire music industry‘s profit in 2019, streaming collectively earned Universal, Sony, and Warner almost $1 million per hour — per fucking hour. In fact, booming subscriber bases led to increased streaming revenues for the industry’s “Big Three.” Music Business Worldwide reports they hit $3.73 billion, $2.4 billion, and $2.21 billion respectively, down from 2018, but still impressive. This solidifies services like Spotify as the primary revenue driver for Big Music; a market now larger than the entire US recorded music market just two years…
27 février 2020 à 18h22
‘Sex Education’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix – Variety
Netflix has renewed “Sex Education” for a third season. The news was announced by the streamer via a video on its Twitter account. The series centers on 16-year-old Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), an inexperienced, socially awkward high-school student who lives with his sex-therapist mother (Gillian Anderson). Otis is a reluctant expert on sex but...
10 février 2020 à 18h15
Orange augmente lui aussi ses prix en douce, provoquant la colère des abonnés – Frandroid
Orange a prévenu il y a trois mois de cela que certaines offres Open allaient augmenter en prix contre l'ajout des appels illimités. Trois mois plus tard, les utilisateurs n'ont fait que subir l'augmentation. En ce début d’année, on ne compte plus le nombre d’opérateurs qui ont tenté de glisser une augmentation des prix en ...
29 janvier 2020 à 12h22
Spotify Is Quietly Testing Social Music Discovery With ‘Tastebuds’ – Digital Music News
Spotify Tastebuds is a new social music discovery feature now in testing. It’s the first move into social sharing since 2017 when the platform made friend activity exclusive to desktop. Tastebuds lets users explore ‘music taste profiles’ of friends. It’s a navigation option that sits alongside Library and Home/Browse in the mobile app. The ...
20 décembre 2019 à 16h48
Netflix is testing new price plans with big discounts if you buy a year at a time – BGR
Disney+ has been available for only a month and the streaming service is already is a huge success for Disney. Not only do you get access to plenty of new and old Disney shows, but the Disney+ subscription is actually cheaper than any of Disney's rivals. For $6.99, you get support for four simultaneous Disney+ streams that go up to 4K UHD quality, depending on the show. Netflix’s cheapest plan ($8.99) only supports streaming SD shows to a single device at a time. If you pay for a full year of Disney+ access, the monthly cost goes down to $5.83. It’s no wonder that more than 10 million people subscribed to Disney+ at launch, with many of them having taken advantage of even cheaper pre-release deals. And that number may hit 20 million by the end of the year, according to recent estimates.
All that is apparently enough to scare Netflix into finding better ways to compete against its biggest rival to date. And that includes testing new membership plans that would reduce the...
12 décembre 2019 à 17h51
Orange cessera de commercialiser ses offres ADSL à partir de 2023 – 01Net
L'opérateur historique prévoit une migration totale vers la fibre optique à l'horizon 2030, ce qui laissera encore quelques années aux derniers abonnés pour migrer vers la fibre optique...
05 décembre 2019 à 12h31
Près de 14 millions de foyers britanniques abonnés à un service de SVOD – ZDnet
Le BARB (Broadcasters' Audience Research Board) britannique vient de publier les chiffres SVOD pour le 3ème trimestre 2019. LIEN A INSERER DANS LE CHAMPS DE SOURCE : https://www.zdnet.fr/blogs/digital-home-revolution/pres-de-14-millions-de-foyers-britanniques-abonnes-a-un-service-de-svod-39894929.htm#xtor=RSS-1
29 novembre 2019 à 17h16
Apple canceled the premiere of ‘The Banker,’ its first major movie, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, as it investigates ‘concerns surrounding the film’ – Silicon Alley
Apple abruptly canceled the Thursday premiere of its movie "The Banker" at AFI Fest.
The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported it was because of concerns raised involving the real-life subjects of the movie.
Apple has put on hold the movie's theatrical and streaming releases while it investigates "recently uncovered, and potentially damaging, charges," Deadline said.
"Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention," Apple said in a statement. "We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps."
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Apple's first major theatrical movie is in danger of not being released.
Apple abruptly canceled the premiere of "The Banker" at AFI Fest, which was originally set for Thursday. The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported it was because of concerns raised involving the real-life subjects of the movie.
Anonymous sources within Apple told Deadline that a fam ...
21 novembre 2019 à 11h22
Viacom launches MyMTV Music in Switzerland – BroadBandTv
Viacom International Media Networks has launched MyMTV Music, a personalised linear music channel, in Switzerland. MyMTV Music allows users to curate their own video channel by tapping into MTV’s library of music videos, clips from MTV performances and events like MTV Unplugged, and exclusive bonus content. The service goes live today on IPTV platform ...
20 novembre 2019 à 18h17
Orange prépare la scission de ses tours mobiles, selon le Financial Times – Challenges
(Reuters) - Orange prépare la scission de ses tours mobiles, une opération destinée à profiter de l'appétit des investisseurs pour les infrastructures de réseaux télécoms et qui pourrait augmenter sa valorisation de plus de 10 milliards d'euros, rapporte jeudi le Financial Times.
L'opérateur français informera de ses projets lors de sa journée pour les investisseurs prévue le 4 décembre, ont dit des sources au Financial Times. D'après l'une d'elles, la décision de placer les tours mobiles dans une entreprise séparée a été prise mais le conseil d'administration n'a pas encore adopté de projet détaillé...
15 novembre 2019 à 14h45
YouTubers are understandably terrified after this change to the Terms of Service – BGR
YouTube, which has already sent many channel creators scrambling in the wake of the so-called "Adpocalypse," just gave creators yet another reason to worry that the income they get from the platform could be disrupted or even eliminated at any moment.
The "Adpocalypse" is the term laced with a bit of black humor that many of those creators already use to refer to YouTube's demonetization of their channels, which for those this has happened to prevents the inclusion of paid ads in their videos. YouTube has been accused of pursuing this trend inside of a black box, sometimes with little to no visibility into why this happens and who it happens to. Meanwhile, a Terms of Service update along these lines has given creators yet another reason to worry.
The new ToS goes into effect on December 10, and the clause that people are worried about is the following. It states that: "YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if Yo...
12 novembre 2019 à 16h20
Electronic music star Jean-Michel Jarre launches ‘infinite’ music app EōN – Music Business Worldwide
App was unveiled at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal
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07 novembre 2019 à 17h24